Win: Magpie's Bend by Maya Linnell

NEW FICTION: Win a copy of Magpie's Bend by Maya Linnell.

NEW FICTION: Win a copy of Magpie's Bend by Maya Linnell.

Readers of The Rural have an opportunity to win a copy of Magpie's Bend by Maya Linnell.

Bush nurse Laya McIntire and journalist Toby Paxton are thrust into the limelight when an accident puts the beating heart of their community in jeopardy.

The small country town of Bridgefield can't manage without the general store and post office, but Lara can't stomach the idea of out-of-town buyers revamping it with no regard for what the residents want or need.

Loyalties are put to the test as the locals attempt to save the shop, with personal agendas, old grudges and misunderstandings threatening their best efforts.

Featuring a black-tie ball, a fun run, a magpie called Vegemite and a snake-chasing kelpie called Basil, Magpie's Bend is a story about rural lives, family, love and letting go.

To be in the draw email nreynolds@therural.com.au. Include Magpie's Bend in the subject line and be sure to share your postal address in the body of the email. The winner will be drawn on June 1 2021 to coincide with the publication date.